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Articles: Research

Illustrated portrait of John Rawls

Illustration by David Johnson

Research

The lasting influence and limitations of John Rawls’s political philosophy

8.8.19

The Institute for World Literature expands global scholarship.

September-October 2019

Photograph of David Damrosch

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(1 of 4) David Damrosch
Photograph by Stu Rosner

David Damrosch’s literary global reach

September-October 2019

An illustration depicting the loss of mental functioning

Photograph by Brian Light/Alamy Stock Photos

A medical anthropologist cares for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife.

September-October 2019

Humanities in the age of money

6.12.19

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Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
©2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image from the Bridgeman Art Library

A Harvard scholar presents the “untold origins of a modern masterpiece.”

July-August 2019

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Sarah Lewis
Photograph by Melissa Blackall

At a seminal conference, black creative intellectuals explore white supremacy, the arts, and justice. 

5.1.19

Homi Bhabha (left), Masha Gessen (center), and Jacqueline Bhabha (right)

Photograph by Tia Ann Chapman

The Russian-American journalist challenges “moral defaults” about immigrants. 

4.8.19

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

What the rare bright spots in American high-school education teach

May-June 2019